If you are all about the numbers, this post is for you! In looking at all of our statistics, we are proud of all the work that has been done in our region to protect water quality. However, there is still so much work can be done! For example, AWWA’s Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) has installed over 240 projects, but between Acton and Wakefield, there are easily over 2,000 properties in AWWA’s service area. Granted, many property owners do take the initiative and make their properties more lake friendly on their own (you  rock!).

For the most part, something can be done on every property to have a positive impact on water quality. Simple Best Management Practices (BMPs), such as adding plants and groundcover not only makes soils more stable, but vegetation helps filter out pollutants before they can reach the lake.

For all of AWWA’s most recent YCC stats, check out the info below!

YCC Projects by Lake

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Balch 3 1 0 1 2 2 0 3 2 2 1 1 0 18
Belleau 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 8
Great East 3 6 6 3 2 4 5 11 6 9 4 9 2 70
Horn 0 1 1 1 5 2 1 2 4 1 2 0 1 21
Ivanhoe 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 6
Lovell 3 6 2 8 6 4 6 4 3 1 3 3 7 56
Pine River 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 6
Province 0 1 1 2 1 3 2 1 6 2 7 3 5 34
Wilson 0 2 1 3 0 5 1 3 0 1 2 1 0 19
Other 0 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 9
Total 10 20 15 18 18 21 20 25 22 22 21 18 17 247

YCC Projects by Watershed

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Saco 4 3 4 3 3 6 5 5 8 6 9 5 5 66
Salmon Falls 6 17 11 15 15 15 15 20 14 16 12 13 12 181
Total 10 20 15 18 18 21 20 25 22 22 21 18 17 247

YCC Projects by Town

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Acton 2 5 4 3 6 7 5 15 7 6 8 7 3 78
Effingham 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 5
Newfield 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 6
Parsonsfield 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5
Wakefield 8 15 11 15 10 13 15 8 11 15 7 11 14 153
Total 10 20 15 18 18 21 20 25 22 22 21 18 17 247

BMPs Installed by Lake

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Balch 15 2 0 5 11 3 0 10 6 3 1 5 0 61
Belleau 5 4 8 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 7 0 31
Great East 14 15 15 14 9 14 21 53 22 20 20 66 21 304
Horn 0 1 6 3 17 13 13 7 23 7 2 0 10 102
Ivanhoe 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 13 4 0 6 26
Lovell 11 19 3 30 21 12 52 13 15 3 16 12 63 270
Pine River 0 0 0 0 0 8 10 6 0 23 0 0 0 47
Province 0 8 4 6 4 20 8 2 24 6 15 9 31 137
Wilson 0 7 2 4 0 21 10 10 0 3 8 3 0 68
Other 0 3 2 0 1 0 7 0 3 5 0 0 0 21
Total 45 59 40 62 66 91 125 101 93 83 69 102 131 1,067

Technical Assistance Visits by Lake

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Balch 6 3 3 3 4 3 2 5 4 4 3 1 1 42
Belleau 6 6 5 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 2 28
Great East 13 11 11 6 12 11 20 9 14 21 8 22 4 162
Horn 1 2 3 5 8 2 3 4 3 2 2 5 2 42
Ivanhoe 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 8 0 2 2 17
Lovell 10 6 11 17 8 19 11 6 3 7 5 11 10 124
Pine River 2 6 9 2 2 3 6 1 0 3 2 1 0 37
Province 1 1 2 6 4 7 1 10 5 5 13 5 2 62
Wilson 2 2 3 6 6 7 4 4 0 2 2 5 1 44
Other 0 5 1 0 1 2 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 15
Total 41 42 51 47 46 55 52 40 30 55 38 52 24 573